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Old 01-03-2016, 03:07 PM   #1
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Refrigerator smoking

299bh Laredo. Works great in electricalmode but whenitested it in the gas mode, it began smoking. I think inwects have gotten on the gas element. How do i check that? Ive pulled both the panels off but didnt see anything.
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:17 PM   #2
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Where did you notice the 'smoking'?

Down low on right side is burner area.....just remove sheet metal to access burner

Insects do get in there as they are drawn to the smell of the propane.
But it would have to be a NEST to smoke

Check area around/behind burner stack and make sure insulation/cabinet is not charred.

Which Brand/Model of fridge??????????
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:34 PM   #3
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Smoke was coming out from the left side of the top grill. There is no scorching, inside or outside. Ill check that area youreferenced.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:49 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem mine turned out not to be bugs but just the burner slots rusting closed. Made the flame burn funky. But after pulling it out clean it all up and reassembly no more smoking issues.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:55 PM   #5
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Agree, spiders in the Venturi tubes. Try to fish them out with a small brush
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:20 PM   #6
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I see that your unit is a 2015, Did you buy it new and this is the first time you've fired the fridge up on propane? If so it's probably just a little oil burn off from the metal surfaces. They use a light coat of oil to keep them from rusting.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:00 PM   #7
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Sorry it took so long to respond back, life gets in the way sometimes. I had a wasp nest in the long aluminum tube that vents out the top, I guess you'd call it a chimney. Anyway, cleaned out the next and it's working fine.
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Smoke is a good way to get rid of wasps......
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